Master Class: Federal Resume Lab


    Master Class Recap

    OUR LEARNING LABS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT from our regular master classes. There are fewer slides and lots of personal interaction with you.

    In our Federal Resume Lab, we worked only on federal resumes with all of our job candidates. Each participant offered either their current federal resume for review or a job listing from USAJOBS. Here are the Lessons Learned you can expect to see:

    1. Be undeniably federal. Even though that two-page corporate resume does a similar job and contains much of the same information, corporate resumes won’t work for the federal government. Federal resumes are built differently and cannot be used interchangeably.
    2. Don’t work ahead. Every federal resume is built as an argument that proves you are the best-suited candidate for the position. So, even though you would like to work ahead before a job listing comes out, it is a waste of time. Set up the alert and be ready to go when the listing appears.
    3. Copy and paste from the questionnaire. But don’t copy and paste alone. Using the hidden questionnaire to identify the most essential skills is a great thing to do. But don’t copy and paste the entire listing into your resume as if that was your whole experience. You need to identify those skills first, then tell the story in the accompanying narrative paragraph using the STAR method you learned at TAP.
    4. Results matter. The one thing I saw most often on federal resumes was a lack of results. It wasn’t that you did not have an impact at work—you did. You just aren’t listing them correctly. Watch our Undeniable Federal Resume master class to review
    5. Use our resources. Find the Greenlight Worksheet and the Federal Resume Template linked below.
      1. Greenlight Worksheet
      2. Federal Resume Template


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    Jacey Eckhart
    Thursday, March 7, 2024
    4pm EST / 1pm PST
    Veteran Employment Project

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    Employers do want to hire hard-working, self-motivated veterans like you. The command does want you to keep firing on all cylinders until the last minute. Your family wants to know what will happen next right now. That is a lot of pressure. Do yourself a favor and take control over your transition by signing up for our exclusive FREE master classes now.

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    Jacey Eckhart

    Meet Jacey Eckhart

    Jacey Eckhart MA CPCC is's Transition Master Coach. She is a Certified Professional Career Coach and military sociologist who has been designing workshops and training active duty, National Guardsmen, Reservists and military spouses for decades.

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